Bush and the Apocalypse...
President Bush on a trip to Ohio
was asked a rather interesting question. Interesting if for no other reason than it wasn't a softball.
One woman asked Bush whether he saw terrorism as a sign of the biblical Apocalypse,
to which Bush said:
"I haven't really thought of it that way. ... I guess I'm more of a practical fellow."
and proceeded to lay down his usual talking points.
Now I think his answer was BS, but this is one of those no-win situations for him. He answers "Yes." and that just confirms what everyone thinks about him. He answers "No." and everyone thinks "Liar."
Personally, my eschatology
doesn't follow along those lines, but if Bush's does then that's fine. As long as that wasn't the sole criteria for us going in, I don't have a problem. Even if it was just in the back of his head that'd be okay.
So here's a question, is it a bad thing necessarily for a politician's religious beliefs to influence his policy decisions? I say not in every case. As a Christian, almost everything I do is somehow influenced by my faith. If I were Senator Roche or God forbid, President Roche (though that does sound rather nice) I wouldn't check my Bible at the door. What do you think?